1. Good Friends, Good Whiskey, Good Lovin'
2. Almost Persuaded
3. Ain't Nobody's Business
4. Stoned at the Jukebox
5. I Mean I Love You
6. Man to Man
7. U.S.A. Today
8. Big Mamou
9. Hot to Trot
10. Lone Wolf
Performer: Hank Williams, Jr.
Artist: Sammy Hagar; Billy Joe Walker, Jr.; Jo-El Sonnier; John Jarvis
Engineer: Scott Hendricks; Chris Hammond...
Distributor: (Independently by Label)
Notes: Personnel includes: Hank Williams, Jr. (vocals, guitar); Steve Gibson (guitar, banjo); Sammy Hagar, Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Wayne "Animal" Turner (guitar); "Cowboy" Eddie Long (steel guitar); Mark O'Connor (fiddle); Jo-El Sonnier (accordion); Jim Horn, George Tidwell (horn); Matt Rollings, John Jarvis (keyboards); Mike Lawler (synthesizer); David Hungate (bass); Eddie Bayers (drums). Producers: Barry Beckett, Jim Ed Norman, Hank Williams, Jr. Principally recorded at Emerald Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee. This is Volume 17 of Curb's Bocephus series. WILD STREAK, Hank Williams Jr.'s previous album, was straight-ahead Southern rock. LONE WOLF marks a return to a hard country sound. There are no Lynyrd Skynyrd covers here. Highlights include a remake of David Houston's 1966 honky-tonk hit "Almost Persuaded," and "Big Mamou," with zydeco great Jo-El Sonnier on accordion. "U.S.A. Today" is yet another of Williams, Jr.'s patented patriotic anthems. He notes sagely that "we have the right to vote our leaders in, and the right to vote 'em out." "Stoned at the Jukebox" quotes from Williams Sr.'s "I Can't Help it If I'm Still in Love With You," while "Man to Man" finds Junior fantasizing about phoning his father in heaven.
Hank Williams Jr. spent years trying to duplicate his famous father's sound. But his greatest success came when he shook off that weighty mantle. Williams's new sound integrated country and southern rock, a formula that made him one of country's biggest stars of the 1980s. Down the line, he proved to be influential to a new generation of rebels like Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker.